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Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island

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Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island
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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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Cruise to the pristine Rose Island during this trip from Nassau. On this half-day excursion, relax on the remote beach, participate in group activities or snorkel in the calm, turquoise waters. Enjoy kayaking, play beach volleyball or explore the island on foot before indulging in a delicious buffet-style lunch.
  • Admire the Bahamian views as you cruise to and from the island by boat
  • Enjoy free time on a private beach in the Caribbean
  • Snorkel over coral reefs or stretch out in a hammock
  • Buffet lunch with lemonade included
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Buffet lunch with lemonade
Complimentary welcome cocktail
Professional guide
Use of snorkel equipment (refundable deposit of USD $10)
Swimming pig interaction!
Round trip boat transportation
Alcoholic Beverages
Use of kayaks (approx. USD $15)
Use of floats (approx. USD $10)

Departure Point

Paradise Beach Dr, The Bahamas

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Arrange for a pick-up or make your way to the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal to catch your boat to Rose Island.

Climb aboard while finding the perfect spot on board to watch the shoreline of Nassau recede as you sail away. 

Upon arrival at Rose Island, choose from an array of activities. Simply find a sunny or shady place on the pristine beach to relax and read a book or take a nap. Sidle up to the beach bar and indulge in a drink or two while listening to some island rhythms (own expense). Don snorkel gear and take to the sea to explore the underwater world bustling with living coral and schools of brilliantly colored tropical fish. Stroll down the island's winding paths and wade in the tidal pools. 

Your guide organizes group activities like beach volleyball and dizzy lizard, or you can rent a float or kayak. Sign up for a guided snorkeling tour or watch a fish-feeding show. All additional activities are at your own expense. 

Sit down for a buffet lunch on the pavilion overlooking the gorgeous harbor. See a sample buffet lunch menu in the Itinerary section. Savor the local flavors, accompanied by complimentary lemonade and a fully stocked cash bar. Then, stretch out in a hammock under a palm tree or lounge on the palm-shaded deck.

At the end of your remote tropical island adventure, enjoy the cruise back to Nassau.
Stop At:  
Sandy Toes
The Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion is an awesome private island day experience that provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of the hotel and cruise crowds. This 6-hour excursion includes a scenic 30-minute boat ride to and from Rose Island and welcome drink upon arrival. Once at Sandy Toes, an array of activities are available to our guests including our guided snorkelling tour, private beach, hammock garden, and our very own Rose Island Swimming Pigs! We also include a delicious Bahamian buffet lunch, served on our southern pavilion overlooking picturesque Lower Harbour, and feature our very own Sandy Toes Gift Shop with one-of-a-kind souvenirs. River tube floats and kayaks are available for rent, and we also offer beachside massages treatments for an additional fee. Fresh water showers and air-conditioned bathrooms are also available on the island for the comfort of our guests! Our Beach Bar is a great social atmosphere where you can mingle with our friendly staff or meet fellow travelers! WiFi and DirecTV services are also available at the Beach Bar. Our Sandy Toes Swimming Pigs….only 30 minutes by boat (not 2 hours!): Experience a true taste of The Bahamas, with a day at Sandy Toes. Sandy Toes is home to a sanctuary of protected wildlife including our Royal Peacocks, curly tail lizards, ocean reef life and our beloved “farm–saved” beach-going, swimming pigs! Meet Babe, Wilbur, Pumba, Larry, Curly, Mo, Ginger, Pepper, and Spice, our 9 awesome Rose Island piggies! These big guys and some little guys are vet checked and cared for on the regular, and only given the cleanest diet served with plenty of love, sunshine, and sunscreen (yes, sunscreen!) With tons of space to run around, the ocean next door to take a dip in, and a protected and shaded pad to call their own, they’re living the dream on Rose Island! Come see for yourself at Sandy Toes….it’s the perfect way to spend your day!
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: it is recommended you bring your own towel and cash or credit card (Visa & MC only) for other optional activities
  • Itinerary may change without notice
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Sandy Toes enforces a strict check-in policy. Check-in is at 9:15am at the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal, between the 2 bridges on Paradise Island. DRIVE OVER THE PARADISE ISLAND BRIDGE. Check-in closes at 9:45am. Any guest who has not checked in at the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal by 9:50am on the day of their excursion forfeits their seat and is subject to the tour's 100% cancellation fee, and will be deemed a "no-show" guest.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sandy Toes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island.
What is the policy on sanitization during Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island.
What is the social distancing policy during Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island.
What is the maximum group size during Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island?
This activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island.

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Traveler Tips

  • "There is a bar a few steps above the beach that serves "local" drinks as well as other popular choices along with a SPECTACULAR VIEW!" See review
  • "Keep it handy though as you will need to wear it while getting your lunch from the buffet" See review


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, Jul 2021
The staff was amazing , they were extremely accommodating, friendly , and made sure that we were taken food care of . It was a pleasure to experience the swimming pigs as well as the calm Rose Island beach . Thanks Sandy Toes for giving my family great memories .
Paradise at Tea Rose!
, Jul 2021
My daughter and I had a fabulous time. From the moment we boarded the boat to time we left. The beach is beautiful. The staff very friendly. The pigs are amazing! We were able to take individual pics with the piggies, feed them and then swim with them! Loved this excursion the most! Definitely recommend!
Amazing Piggy Experience!! :)
, Jul 2021
Had an Amazing time from start to end of the Excursion!! Staff was soo much Fun and very accommodating! Assisted my friend when needing assistance during the Snorkeling! Lol Drinks were Delicious!! And 🐖 the Piggies were the Highlight of the Show!☀️🍹 Highly Recommend!! 🏝☺️☀️
SO much FUN!!
, Jul 2021
We had an excellent time on this excursion! The pigs were so cool and we had a great time swimming with them!! The employees were all extremely friendly and had a good time with the guests. I would do this again next time I come and would recommend it to all.
This tour is a must !!!
, Jul 2021
This trip was the most memorable experience of my trip to the Bahamas ! This tour is a must !! First of all the guides on the boat are unbelievable, very welcoming and fun!!! Swimming with the pigs is a bucket list for me so this was my main reason to do this tour . Because of all the people I was worried I wouldn’t get one on one interaction but the trainers were so good and made sure everyone got pictures and interaction !!!!! There’s a buffet and the food was soooo good ,also drinks are included and the bar staff are super !!!!! Everybody that works for sandy toes just made the day so much fun! If I had another few days at the Bahamas I would have definitely booked another tour with them ! Thank you again Sandy Toes for the best experience will definitely be back !
Wonderful Island Vibes
, Jul 2021
Such a wonderful experience!!! The day includes the ferry trip and back, buffet, snorkeling trip, beach access, beach chairs, hammocks, pig encounter, a free drink, and island access. The island is amazing and gives you true island vibes - hammocks, peacocks, chickens walking around… the beach is quite nice. There are some cons: the snorkeling is only 1 trip - so you have 30+ people kicking each other in a small radius. It was NOT enjoyable and recommend splitting the experience into 2 groups. The pigs are wonderful - come out 3 at a time and also same thing: tons of people for 3 pigs. Outside of that, the trip is absolutely amazing and I would do it 10 times over!!!
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Great Day
, Jul 2021
We had a wonderful time. Staff was awesome. The pigs was so fun. Most definitely recommend this trip to friends/family.
Amazing day trip.
, Jul 2021
Amazing experience. The pigs rotate in a certain area with trainers. The bartenders are amazing and the drinks are delicious. I would highly recommend it.
Love Cody!
, Jun 2021
Cody was amazing! He was so patient and kind to my son and even took him on a kayak ride himself. The pigs were so adorable and lots of interaction. Bartenders were top notch and very pleasant. Overall amazing trip, highly recommend!
Great experience
, Jun 2021
Cody and captain will we’re very friendly and did great at the scuba tour. The pigs were awesome and we were able to get plenty of pictures.
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